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Innovation thoughts

  • Tony Peacock, CRCA CEO
    Who’s bidding for a CRC in Round 19?

    As groups are forming to bid in the 19th CRC Funding Round in 2017, the CRC Association will feature bids and issues for bidders in a series of articles. Early setting of the ground rules for participating in a CRC is important. Fundamental issues like the IP arrangements or cash contributions may rule certain organisations in or out. The CRC Association has suggested that participants develop a Term Sheet for involvement..


Latest news

  • 18th Selection Round Update

    It’s down to the wire in the 18th Selection Round for Cooperative Research Centres. Fifteen groups bid earlier this year and seven of the fourteen compliant bids will be interviewed next week. The shortlisted candidates are


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Awards for Excellence in Innovation
Applications now open

Showcasing Early Career Researchers
Applications now open

CRCs in the news

  • First Autism Hackathon

    Researchers from the Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) will attend the 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging (IWSLR) in Potsdam, Germany from 9-14 October 2016


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CRC Association – bringing knowledge together


  • ARC Engagement and Impact Consultation Paper: Response

    The Cooperative Research Centres Association is extremely supportive of an Engagement and Impact Measure being adopted to stand beside the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) measure. The quality of Australian research is obviously of critical importance, but we believe the current ERA system tends to push universities and individual researchers to an over emphasis on international journal publication and an under emphasis on the use of their findings to make a difference in the world.


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Study with CRCs

If you are thinking about postgraduate study, you’ll also be thinking about postgraduate work.

A third of PhD-trained researchers in Australia work in industry but this proportion is set to boom during your career (in the US it’s more like two-thirds).

So if you are thinking about further study, give some thought to where you’ll end up working and consider training through a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). CRCs give you industry experience and the chance to work on the major challenges facing Australia.

Find out more about current scholarship/study opportunities at CRCs